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ACE Report #2953
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Accelerated weightbearing following autologous chondrocyte implantation is acceptable

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effect of accelerated weightbearing after matrix-associated autologous chondrocyte implantation on the femoral condyle on radiographic and clinical outcome after 2 years: a prospective, randomized controlled pilot study

Am J Sports Med. 2009 Nov;37 Suppl 1:88S-96S. Epub 2009 Oct 21.

Contributing Authors: B Wondrasch L Zak GH Welsch S Marlovits

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Thirty-one patients undergoing matrix-associated autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI) of the femoral condyle were randomized postoperatively to either accelerated or delayed weightbearing in their rehabilitation. The primary results were radiological and clinical outcome measures, using MRI and the International Knee Documentation Committee score (IKDC), the Tegner activity score, and the Kn...

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